Colvin Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

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Colvin Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 354 at the 2000 census.

Vermilion Trail (County 4) serves as a main arterial route in the township.

The community of Markham is located within Colvin Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km²), of which, 33.6 square miles (87.1 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it (6.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 354 people, 149 households, and 102 families residing in the township. The population density was 10.5 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 8.9/sq mi (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.74% White, 0.85% Native American, 1.13% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 149 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 128.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,821, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $40,500 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,359. About 13.0% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.


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